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id-art
10-18-2006, 04:32 PM
Reactions, comments, suggestions?

24x40", acrylic on canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2006/54863-step1wc.jpg
STEP 1

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2006/54863-step2wc.jpg
STEP 2

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2006/54863-step3wc.jpg
STEP 4

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2006/54863-step4wc.jpg
STEP 4

Thanks for looking!

id-art
10-18-2006, 06:34 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/18-Oct-2006/54863-step5wc.jpg
Step 5

Just had this idea which seems much better.

*Violet*
10-18-2006, 06:56 PM
great wip, great painting, and great revision ...:thumbsup:

SuzySue
10-18-2006, 08:00 PM
Oh, love the colors. Thanks for posting the WIPs.

id-art
10-18-2006, 08:23 PM
Violet and Sue...Thanks! A few more changes to make.

stevenbg
10-18-2006, 08:53 PM
Bob,
This painting's a real winner.
I love the sense of distance that you've achieved in it.
The smoke rising into the air was a nice touch.
BTW, I think what you did with the mountains in step #5 was a big improvement to an already great painting.
Thanks for posting it as a WIP.

dreamz
10-18-2006, 09:04 PM
great wip to a fantastic scene!

laudesan
10-18-2006, 09:24 PM
WOW!!

So interesting to see your wip, I love your palette..

No suggestions you have a winner in my eyes!!!!!

Cheers JJ

id-art
10-18-2006, 09:49 PM
Steve, Doc and JJ - thanks for the encouragement!

This is the first painting after Ken Auster's DVD arrived a couple days ago. Watched it twice so far, 3.5 hrs on three discs. Trying to apply his teaching.

Main point I needed to hear: Apply atmospheric persepctive to everything. Sure, it makes mountains receed, I knew that. But horizontal surfaces? News to me.

So the grass goes from a middle green getting gradually cooler and lighter clear across the pond. Really makes it "lay down". Also the same for the trees in the mid-ground to background.

Limited palette: Red, Yellow, Blue, Black and White...as recommended by Ken. Impossible to mix a bad color.

rmc
10-19-2006, 02:08 AM
Well the atmospheric perspective is working really well - you have achieved a great sense of space in this painting. I particularly like the use of complementary colours to detail the grass in the foreground- fabulous

id-art
10-19-2006, 02:43 AM
Ruth - Auster exaggerates the atmospheric perspective to fine effect. This doesn't really lend itself very well for that purpose. Will try again.

connievanwinssen
10-19-2006, 04:22 AM
This is probably not what you want to hear. I like your painting, but I liked the first step best.:( :o

id-art
10-19-2006, 12:13 PM
"This is probably not what you want to hear...", - Connie

All comments and opinions are welcome, no need to apologize for an honest feeling.

dreamz
10-19-2006, 01:55 PM
There is a lot to be said for the first step, even though its only an underpainting it could as Connie suggested stand on its own

id-art
10-19-2006, 02:39 PM
"There is a lot to be said for the first step..."

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Oct-2006/54863-step1wc2.jpg
More abstracted?

"Under every good painting is a good abstract design." Ken Auster

dreamz
10-19-2006, 03:13 PM
well... actually I was referring to the first step I was able to see!:lol: but yes without good bones Beyonce would be Oprha

id-art
10-19-2006, 03:38 PM
"the first step I was able to see."

CAn you see all the posts?

objectivistartist
10-19-2006, 03:58 PM
CAn you see all the posts?
that is what is so good about Art - the need, even the necessity, of seeing with clarity, else be as one in dire need of correcting nearsightedness....

Robert

id-art
10-19-2006, 05:27 PM
More adjustments...removed the vertical strokes in the furthest mountain.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Oct-2006/54863-step7wc.jpg
Step 7